Erdogan asks Saudi Arabia to extradite suspects in Khashoggi killing

Buenos Aires: Demanding extradition of suspects in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the kingdom was not cooperating. He told this while addressing a summit of the Group of 20 in Buenos Aires. The Turkish president took a firm tone on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Announcing the detention of 18 nationals, Saudi Arabia has vowed to probe the killing of Khashoggi. The dissident journalist was killed and dismembered when he visited the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate on October 2, to handle paperwork for his planned wedding.

Aljazeera has quoted Erdogan as saying, “Whoever has ordered and implemented this violent crime should be found out at once. Unless the perpetrators are found out, the whole world and the Islamic community shall not be satisfied.”